Be a kid.
a summer day camp for trans and gender diverse youth ages 4-17
Camp Indigo was founded on the belief that trans and gender diverse kids deserve a 'normal' summer day camp experience. When so much of a child's life is based on educating others and trying to find their place in the world, Camp Indigo is what childhood is meant to be: fun, friend-centered, and full of wonder.
We're Andrew and Katie - Founders of Camp Indigo and lovers of all things summer! We've had such a blast growing up with our camper families over the past 7 summers and modeling what love, marriage and parenthood can look like for our kids. Andrew is a transman and HR professional. Katie is a ciswoman and professional poet. Our kiddo, Penelope is basically the camp mascot!
"As a parent of a kid who has attended this camp for three years now, and who hears about this camp and all it’s glittery glory all year long, I want to say that I am so so grateful for the work you do with these kids. I have no doubt that you are quite literally saving lives in providing the safe and affirming space for our kids to be all of whoever it is they need and want to be." - Parent of 11 year old camper
What to Expect:
For Youth 4-11
Camp Indigo follows a structured model of learning and play. Kids are grouped by age and rotate into art, science, and play-based classes. Campers can interact and connect across age groups at morning welcoming and lunch time activities!
DIY Kaleidoscopes, puppet making, self portraits and more!
Solar powered ovens to make smores, ice cream in a bag, the possibilities are endless!
Identity BINGO, Impromptu dance parties, cooking classes, and costume fashion shows - to name a few!
Step away from the screen, and let's make
Trans and GNC friends!
Youth ages 12-17 can opt into teen-specific programming that focuses on community building through (for example) Top Chef inspired cooking classes, poetry, exploration of the trans history of San Francisco and trans focused sex education. The Teen Camp runs from 9am-3pm M-F.
"Our family has been a part of camp since the beginning. It's been such a joy to see our daughter find herself and her community here. We're so grateful for everything this camp provides!"